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.s. will hit the so-called debt ceiling late next month. >> tom: 2012 was one for the weather record books. it was the ninth hottest year on earth, based on records going back to 1880, according to nasa. the trend of rising temperatures always brings up a debate over climate change, but it's been four years since congress tried to tackle the issue. darren gersh reports from washington. >> reporter: it was not just the united staá?:háhat sweltered through last summer. nasaonfirms 2012 was one of the hottest years on record for the entire globe. 2012 was one degree warmer than normal for the 20th century, and, compared to records dating back to 1880, the globe has warmed by 1.4 degrees. nasa scientists also believe the warming trend is accelerating, just as analysts see the political will for climate change hitting new lows. but that doesn't mean the issue has gone away; it's just taking a different form. for example, the house or representatives debated relief from superstorm sandy today. ergy analyst kevibook expects governments will increasingly be forced to spend money to mitigate or a
phone sales. lower across the board with talk of the debt ceiling debate. 10 not even a month before we can talk about that. and the silicon valley index is trading higher. would you like a twitter handle mono gram, that is what retailers are focusing on trying to get consumers back out of discount mode and spending again letting them put together their own trench coat and nordstrom trying to lure customers with special underwear. live at the new york stock exchange i am jane king for bloomberg news. >> this is a family program! we got confirmation that president obama will make his gun control proposal this morning at 9:00 our time and we got word from abc news they will have a special report to bring that to you at 8:55 this morning our time so you will want to keep ituned here this morning to abc7 because we will be having the special report as rebound unveiled the gun control proposal. >> another reason to keep ituned right here the accuweather forecast. here is mike. >> we are looking from the east bay hills across the hills to the valleys and you can see the haze developing already. o
. >> settling a debt ceiling issue is in the interest of the president and of our country. you have today fitch came out and threatened to decrease the credit rating and they are doing it in a way that areckless because you have outside observers looking at us and i want to highlight a point you made earlier which is the fact that all spending bills are in the constitution. we are looking at a credit card bill that this country has to pay that was in cured by congress by authorizing this spending. >> but peter, you are going to get a budget out of that house. they are late, but i believe they will. it is the senate that hasn't delivered a budge it in years. this is not just about the here and now. this is forward spending. forward spending needs a road map and the taxpayers have a right to know. >> yeah, i think it is pretty rich to call republican ares reckless spepder e spenders her. when president obama was asked to vote on a hike in 2006, the fact that we are raising the debt limit is a result of reckless fiscal policies and that is what president obama says. >> but didn't it explode under
: not pretty though. as you just said, tracy, less than a month away from hitting the debt ceiling. while several ideas have been floated to address it our next guest says it is time to skip the gimmicks to reach a long-term solution. wouldn't that be nice. tracy: imagine. ashley: maya mcginn necessary, committee for responsible budget and head of the campaign to fix the debt. maya, democrats came out with a new plan to eliminate the federal debt ceiling. tim geithner thinks we should eliminate it. ben bernanke thinks we should eliminate it. moody's a while ago why are we using a debt ceiling because we're one of the few countries left in the world that does. we have a debt ceiling but look at the debt problem we're in. what good is it? >> well, i think as it stands right now the debt ceiling is one of the only reminders that's there to push action. if we take a step back, think about how we should actually deal with this, which is there is a huge fiscal problem. we all know that. congress, instead of fighting over the debt ceiling and fingerpointing on the general issues, should be worki
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a mistake by trying to link the debt ceiling to a deal on spending cuts. >> in the end, it's a threat they can't sustain. no one is going to default. no one is going to allow united states to not pay its bills. no one is going to accept the economic costs. it rallies the entire business community to the president's side. i don't think we should pick fights where we're in a position that we can't, in fact, in the end enforce our will. because we have no evidence of president obama's going to compromise. i think the president is deliberately seeking confrontation. he's going out of his way to bully the house republicans. >> and allen simpson, the co-founder of the campaign to fix the debt, also warning against bargaining over the debt ceiling. >> do you believe the gop should be using the debt ceiling as a leverage point to get the president to agree to the cuts? >> i think that would be a grave mistake. i don't think that would solve anything. i know they're going to try it. how far we'll go, i have no idea. if you're a real conservative, really honest conservative without hypocrisy, y
by what our government does in the weeks and months ahead. okay. quick question about the debt ceiling. these talking points, that the right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. ♪ ♪ the trucks are going farther. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? >> john: before we could even shake off our collective fiscal cliff fatigue it's now back to the doldrum
that the united states could lose its top credit ceiling if the debt ceiling is not raised. timothy geithner has warned congress they'll reach that limit as early as next month. >>> asian markets plummetled ahead of key economic data. it plummeted more than 2.5% while hong kong's hang sang lost a fraction. >>> stocks ended mixed on wall street over the uncertainty of the nation's debt limit. the dow finished the day up more than 27 points while the nasdaq fell nearly 7 points. >>> shoppers spent more this holiday season than last but not as much as experts predicted. sales rose 3%, falling short of the national retail federation's forecast of 4.1%. many stores heavily marked down merchandise in the final shopping days to lure in shoppers who held back on spending. still, retailers hauled $580 million in november and december. >>> walmart says it will buy u.s.-made goods over the next decade. the retail giant is also pledging to offer a job to any honorably discharged american veteran within a year of active duty. walmart expects to hire a thousand veterans in the next five
at the general than saks, that's bad news. the debt ceiling fiasco, and the negotiation of the budget sequester, we could see actual cuts to entitlement programs in the next few months, at least there will be tons of chatter in the media about it i don't think either the republicans or the democrats have the guts to cut entitlements. what does this have to do with the dollar stores? you cut program that help people who shop at dollar stores, you hurt these stocks. the low-ends retail environment is more competitive. they have to become more promotional, code word for more discounts. in order to hold their own, they vo have to put real pressure on margins. the higher payroll taxes on consumers, it's very hard to make the case that dollar stores can be owned here. it's true companies have big long-term growth stories, and they have to expand store base around the country. that's not a reason to buy them as long as existing stores have so much trouble. at this point, dollar stores may be too cheap to go much lower, dollar tree sells 14 times earnings, and when their historical multipliers are high
. . >> in the past few hours, six democrats would repeal the debt ceiling. the charge was a routine process and has been weaponized, they say. >> the republicans have chosen to exploit the routine necessity of raising the debt ceiling as a means of black mailing the american people to impose an extremist agenda. >> our first read people notes a development in the battle writing you are seeing voices recommending the republicans should not wage battle on this terrain. susan collins believes the debt ceiling must be raised. we have seen how the debt ceiling can be raised without a battle. the first read today, this is an interesting development that perhaps will expedite this debt ceiling battle. >> we have a lot more twists and turns to come in the battle. one of the best predictors of whether one side will win or lose and how unify and united that side is. we are seeing fizzures among republicans and conservative writers as well as gop interest groups who are saying we shouldn't pick a fight when it comes to the debt ceiling. maybe it's better to pick a fight over shutting the government down rathe
that were delayed by two months as part of the fiscal cliff arrangement, and we have the infamous debt ceiling which will come into play.
in u.s. and canada. it saw a move up 6%. david: not just gun control. we're headed for a debt ceiling battle is to avoid the debt ceiling itself. congressman jerry nadler joins me now and introducing the legislation today. in full disclosure he is my congressman. you do a hell of a job in your district. we're very happy with you there. >> thank you. david: i do set this that up as a compliment to criticize you, i look at a debt ceiling which started at 10 billion, 10 trillion dollars when the president came into office. it is now $16 trillion. don't we need restraint of a debt ceiling to prevent the spending from even going further? >> no. and it doesn't restrain spending at all. congress makes the decisions as to what to spend, what the level of taxation should be, what the level of spending should be. the debt ceiling is just there and, says you can not pay the bills that you voted to incur a year ago and two years ago and three years ago. and that is just wrong. now it used to be harmless in that the debt ceiling would be raised with a little demagoguing here and there but no one e
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